This Microbiology and Food Safety course will provide the fundamentals of food microbiology and provide an understanding of how microorganisms behave and how to control them. It will raise awareness of the importance of process control, hygiene, and sanitation in the food processing environment.

This is a great course for your experienced personnel to review microbiology fundamentals and it is also suitable for personnel working in food processing environments including:

  • QA/QC Supervisors and Technicians
  • Corporate Food Safety Managers, Directors or VP’s
  • Production and Plant Manager/Personnel
  • HACCP Coordinators and Plant HACCP Team Members
  • Supervisors of Regulatory Affairs
  • In-house lab personnel

This course introduces material on microorganisms such as cell types and basic physiology. It covers factors that influence microbial growth and survival in foods and processing environments and types of organisms associated with foods and foodborne disease. One unit addresses strategies to control microorganisms in foods and processing environments. Another covers test methods and considerations of quality control in the laboratory. The course also includes a unit on client complaint samples and foodborne illness investigations. In addition, subjects can be further examined if requested by attendees, to include shelf life testing, validation, and challenge studies.

Agenda Topics

  • Food Microbiology 101 – Review of Basics
  • Foodborne Pathogens
  • Spoilage Organisms
  • Putting Your Operation to the Test
  • GLP and Biosafety
  • Laboratory Test Methods
  • Microorganisms in Processing Environments
  • Shelf-Life Testing
  • Food Preservation
  • Validation/Challenge Studies
  • Test method considerations


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  • Workshop Pricing: $499 – Get up to 15% discount!
  • Collegiate (Full-time Student) Registration Fee: $0

* Register 4 weeks prior to the first day of the training course and receive 5% discount
** Two or more employees from the same company receive an additional 10% discount

Registration Includes:

All course materials, Lunch, Certificate of Completion

Customized Courses Available! On-site or consolidated facility groups

FSNS offers all our training programs including Microbiology & Food Safety Course on-site. Customized courses will help you address a full range of plant, personnel and processes dealing with your specific food safety concerns as well as provide unique access to the food industry’s leading technical authorities. These tailored courses are designed to meet your particular needs and address the unique challenges for your industry. In addition, this class is taught at your facility or location of your choice.

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